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Device Manager Cannot Detect the Device?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DecemberWinds, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. DecemberWinds

    DecemberWinds Thread Starter

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    My computer cannot detect any cd's in my DVD or CD drive. When I open Device Manager the CD/DVD devices have an error. This error:

    Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

    When I run the DriverScan it simply doesn't even have an entry for the drives, probably since it thinks it doesn't even exist at the moment.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ezymony

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    Have you recently changed anything or added new hardware? Check the ide and power cable make sure it has not come unplugged.
     
  3. Claymore

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    Hello,

    Try this:

    Fix for missing DVD/CD drives.

    Copy the code below. Open Notepad and paste it in. Save the result in a suitable location as drives.reg - making sure that the default .txt extension doesn't appear in the file name (Save as type = All Files).
    Double-click on the saved .reg file to merge the contents.
    Restart.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
    "UpperFilters"=-
    "LowerFilters"=-
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdr4_2K]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdralw2k]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdudf]
    
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UdfReadr]
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Download this reg file, unzip it, and click the reg file inside.
     
  5. DecemberWinds

    DecemberWinds Thread Starter

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    THis forum rocks! Thanks a lot Elvandil! :)
     
  6. Elvandil

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    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.

    (PS.Claymore's reg file would have worked, too. In addition, it removes references to old Roxio drivers, so it may come in handy sometime.)
     
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